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Windows 7: Figure out what shell extensions are installed, and remove/disable em?

01 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Figure out what shell extensions are installed, and remove/disable em?

For a couple of weeks now, my explorer.exe crashes very often. This occurs when I right-click on a file (any file, not just one particular filetype). It's never been like this in the past. I think it may have to do with some shell extension that is causing problems, but I have no idea how to figure out what it is.

Is there a way to see what kind of shell extensions are installed, i.e. stuff that appears in the right-click menu (when I right-click on a file), and is there a way to disable or remove them one by one?

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01 Jun 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

You may want to look at ShellExView by Nirsoft.

Download ShellExView 1.70 Free - Displays the details of shell extensions installed on your computer - Softpedia

Sometimes Nirsoft is flagged by antimalware programs because of some of the utilities they offer. But they are a 100% legitimate company.
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03 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks man, worked like a charm. That's some pretty cool software by the way, glad to find out about this!
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03 Jun 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Glad to hear it worked for you. Thanks for posting back.
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